If we were using the “Best Practices” in our lives as well as our businesses. We would all be wildly successful.
Could your bottom line use a few adjustments in the “Best Practices” department?
Beginning with each new year we all re-evaluate our personal and business achievements and losses from the previous year. We take inventory and make an assessment based on data we have collected.
Why do we do this?
It is our human nature to do better than what we have done before. Else what is the purpose of life? Well, I can definitely tell you it is not standing still and becoming stagnate and un-productive.
So what is it ?
Life’s general purpose is to learn and do all we can to be better today than yesterday and give our best to create a future worth living and thriving in this world. For me personally, I take that a step beyond the general to the driven source behind it all and make sure I give the Good Lord credit for creating that purpose to live and prosper for His glory from my story.
How do we do succeed and prosper?
We succeed and prosper based on our Core Best Practices whether that be from personal or professional codes of ethics; it had better be something we are willing to stick to while constantly building upon and improving as we reach for our desired end results.
Author Robert Fulghum explained core best practices for life to live by and succeed in his book entitled All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert Fulghum. New York: Villard Books, 1988. 196 pages ISBN 0-394-57102-9
All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten
– an excerpt from the book, All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten
All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.
ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW about how to live and what to do
and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned:
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life – learn some and think some
and draw and paint and sing and dance and play
and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic,
hold hands, and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
Remember the little seed in the styrofoam cup:
The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody
really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even
the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die.
So do we.
And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books
and the first word you learned – the biggest
word of all – LOOK.
Everything you need to know is in there somewhere.
The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation.
Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.
Take any of those items and extrapolate it into
sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your
family life or your work or your government or
your world and it holds true and clear and firm.
Think what a better world it would be if
all – the whole world – had cookies and milk about
three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with
our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments
had a basic policy to always put thing back where
they found them and to clean up their own mess.
And it is still true, no matter how old you
are – when you go out into the world, it is best
to hold hands and stick together.
You Would think by now we adults would have this down pat. Think again. All to often we forget the things we once learned and stray away from good habits that create solid structures and paths of success.
So let us look at these basic principles again as we re-evaluate our current practices and how we can improve our over all success by implementing these simple, rudimentary, BEST PRACTICES into our lives and businesses.
Think of it this way, the only thing standing between us and that door of opportunity is how we are conducting our business on a day-to-day level. I dunno about you, but I want this year to be the best adventure yet. Are you ready to walk through that door with Best Practices in Hand?
Then don’t forget your ABC’s and always remember your 123’s
Put your Best Practices in their place before you share your product and services to your customer’s face.
One of my favorite mottos: “Never lie, cheat, or steal. Always, strike a fair deal! Network with all people, from the janitor to the president. Realize that everyone is an important part of the team. Be genuine, honest and fair. Leaving nothing for question.” E. Michelle Lee
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